Growing Vegetable Soup

I’m tired of the cold weather, so I decided to get everyone excited about Spring and do some planting!  But plant what??

That’s when I chose our Big Book for this week: Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.  

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We also started a new Predictable Chart:

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(Sorry the computer is being funky here–I’ll try to undo it’s funky-ness later!)

So then it was time to plant:
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Each child was given two deli containers, one small and one large.  I cut holes in the bottom of the small one and the children put some wicking through and then put it on top of the larger container.  They then added peat and some soil to the small container and planted their choice of 6 vegetables (squash, cucumbers, radishes, peas, tomatoes, peppers).  We then watered them from the top and all the water seeps through to the bottom and collects there.  The wicking helps keep the plants constantly moist, yet not too wet and so the plants grow much faster and the quality is always better.  This is how you grow Wisconsin Fast Plants as well–those are amazing if you’ve never tried them.  I was going to do them again this year, but I cannot for the life of me find the seeds from last year’s crop! 🙂

 

We had two 1/2 days this week, so we did a lot of writing and catching up on things.  I need to go type my newsletter now–so I’ll be back in the next few days to update more! 😉

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on March 12, 2009, in Building Blocks/Language Arts, Classroom Photos 2008-2009, education, Growing Vegetable Soup, Inquiry Based Science, Language Arts/Writing, March, Wisconsin Fast Plants. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Kristen,
    I clicked on your spill the beans worksheet and student led conference handout and neither of the documents opened. I got an error message, “document could not be found”. I hope you can fix it soon!

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